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Nur Meiyati


My God and Your God


Maybe you're curious
If I have no religions
So who is my Lord?
Because in your mind one can only be good and have morality
If they are strict adherents to a righteous religion

I tell you
Maybe my god is different from your God
Because my god is very compassionate
My god loves all its creation
God the almighty is very understanding, not easy to give punishment
My god is much different from what you ever think

What is the name of your God, you asked
My god's name is god
But I can also call it with another name
Indeed, my god does not care how I call it
But I do not call it with any names you ever heard
Because you have claimed that name belongs to your God
And you will arrogantly say
All who wear that name
Must follow the same rules as ours
That is the purest, the most righteous, and the holiest

Every religion has its own rules
Without rules everything will not be in an order, you said
That's why I do not like to join your religion
Because I'm not a blind devotee of the rules and religion
Because my god has blessed me and the entire human
With brain, heart and conscience
Let me humbly make it function
To choose the best of all the teachings
That might be from some parts of your holy book but certainly not all of them
Because my god is almighty but simple

I use the word 'my'
Because I know better about me myself than any other human being
Where and how I put my god inside my heart and mind
'My' does not always mean mine
Not like how you often claim and behave as if you were the owner of your religion and God
Treating it as an untouchable thing
Defending it as a matter of life and death with many tools
Creating a lot reasons to kill and die for
You make your religion above all
Humanity, peace, and justice is often nothing compared with your religion and God
So you see
Maybe my god is different from your GOD

Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 16, 2013

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This is a poem I posted in some lovely Facebook groups on 18 August 2013.

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  • Rookie - 254 Points Ency Bearis (12/18/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    A remarkable introspection about religion, well penned, and I can realte to this. Please see my poem - As My Religion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nur Meiyati (12/16/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    Some comments from a lovely Facebook poetry group, Poet
    Carol Bird Loved your words also, just loved it.
    17 hours ago · Like
    Nur Meiyati Carol Bird: thank you ma'am.
    15 hours ago · Like · 1

    Vensan Kamberk beautiful, I much rather spell God as good, simplifies things.
    10 hours ago · Like · 1

    Author J Michael Robertson All Gods are one God. All Goddesses are one Goddess. Both are one. I like My god and YOUR GOD very much. We all give our God infinite power so why is it so difficult for us to believe that He (or She) could wear many faces?

    Nur Meiyati Vensan Kamberk: You are a very great artist and poet. Never I missed the chance to read all your poetry in the groups that I also follow and always try to understand by looking up in my dictionary. Although I saw you sometimes read the posts by others, I never saw -or at least I as far as I could see - you clicked like. So, it is my greatest compliment I have ever had since I learned to write poetry and posted them. I am so happy, just like a little child whose dance is applauded or a student who gets a good mark or a compliment from her teacher. Thank you very much, I hope your compliment for my poem is not only for the content but that also means the way I write is improving day by day....and also not because I often clicked like on your poetry when I really liked them.
    3 hours ago · Like

    Nur Meiyati Author J Michael Robertson:
    That is so true, I agree with you
    That is what I want to tell you with my free verse
    That only with love my God will meet yours at any forms
    And only with universal morality there can be unity
    Peace be upon all in this universe will become reality
    Morality that can be accepted by all religions and beliefs
    Regardless of places, races and time
    Never force the rules you believe coming from divine
    Because others may not be in the same line
    3 hours ago · Edited · Like (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nur Meiyati (12/16/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Kenneth Holmes I only blame, mans ignorance
    Of himself,
    If you do not know yourself
    You can never understand anyone else.

    Nur Meiyati
    That is so true, I agree with you
    That is what I want to tell you with my free verse
    That only with love my God will meet yours at any forms
    And only with universal morality there can be unity
    Peace be upon all in this universe will become reality
    Morality that can be accepted by all religions and beliefs
    Regardless of places, races and time
    Never force the rules you believe coming from divine
    Because others may not be in the same line
    16 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1
    Kenneth Holmes Nur I love your mind, that is so like mine
    Some times I think religion
    tries to take away love in our hearts
    For other people,
    And replace it, with love for their god.
    To me, you cannot love god
    Without loving god creation. | Delete this message (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nur Meiyati (12/16/2013 3:32:00 AM)

    Some of the comments/ responses from some Facebook poetry groups I like very much:

    Shahid Bhutto: good idea so nice..in this earth there r 300 gods every religion have a god

    Yarima Karama: Just keeps getting better and better! ! !

    Kenneth Holmes:

    Well my god found he or it knew your god
    And filled my eyes with tears
    I get very emotional,
    God or it is my spiritual guide
    Just religions stole peoples god away
    And put a book in gods place,
    Is my view.
    I also loved your words in your poetry
    — with Kenneth Holmes.

    PEACE

    Kenneth Holmes:

    Peace is a state of mind
    War is a desire for power,
    Two opposites, do not attract.
    We must think higher
    To save our tomorrow.

    Kenneth Holmes I only blame, mans ignorance
    Of himself,
    If you do not know yourself
    You can never understand anyone else.
    That is so true, I agree with you
    That is what I want to tell you with my free verse
    That only with love my God will meet yours at any forms
    And only with universal morality there can be unity
    Peace be upon all in this universe will become reality
    Morality that can be accepted by all religions and beliefs
    Regardless of places, races and time
    Never force the rules you believe coming from divine
    Because others may not be in the same line
    16 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1
    Kenneth Holmes Nur I love your mind, that is so like mine
    Some times I think religion
    tries to take away love in our hearts
    For other people,
    And replace it, with love for their god.
    To me, you cannot love god
    Without loving god creation. (Report) Reply

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